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The Institute for History of Leiden University, in collaboration with the N.W. Posthumus Institute and the Amsterdam School for Culture and History of the University of Amsterdam, organises a Masterclass by Prof. Regina Grafe on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Regina Grafe

Prof. Grafe (European University Institute) is professor of early modern history of Europe, with a special interest in political economy. She has published extensively about the place of the Hispanic empire in the Atlantic world, from the perspective of institutions and markets. Her expertise also comprises, but is not limited to, the comparative history of private and public commercial institutions and legal norms.


The masterclass offers (Research) Master students, PhD-candidates and early post-docs the opportunity to present their paper to Prof. Grafe. In particular, we welcome papers in the following fields: influencing market regulations and the mechanisms of lobbying, brokerage, networks and private-order institutions in early-modern European states.

Before 16 January 2015, paper proposals consisting of a 250 words abstract can be sent to A full paper should be submitted by 27 February 2015 to provide Prof. Grafe with sufficient time to examine the papers. 

For questions and inquiries about this master class, please contact Joris van den Tol (UL) or Alberto Feenstra (UvA).